Within weeks of being elected as leader of Italy's most powerful political organisation, the centre-left Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi is set to become the country's Prime Minister.
Despite not even being an MP, The Mayor of Florence has been asked to form Italy's next government and is claiming a mandate to enact an ambitious series of reforms.
After almost no reform in Italy for a decade, Renzi is promising constitutional reform by the end of February, jobs reform in March, public administration reform in April and tax reform in May.
Is he the start of a brave new era in Italian politics? ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports: